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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Adults who work with Young People News

05 November 2021

Electronic monitoring of home workers by companies is rising sharply, a survey suggests. The government is being urged to toughen the rules - and ban most webcam use.

"It was creepy," says Chris. "One of my managers was watching people's personal computers to monitor what we were doing at home - all the time, not just when we were working. It was a bizarre way to carry on."

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03 November 2021

A busker who says she was assaulted by a passer-by as she performed on TikTok describes her livestream as like having a "personal bodyguard".

Mia Kirkland, 17, received thousands of messages of support after she posted a video of a man approaching her in York city centre.

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06 October 2021

A former Facebook employee has told US politicians that the company's sites and apps harm children's mental health and stoke division in society.

Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager turned whistleblower, heavily criticised the company at a hearing in the Senate.

Facebook has faced growing scrutiny and increasing calls for its regulation.

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30 September 2021

Report Harmful Content introduces a new and accessible way for users to report legal but harmful material online. The Report Harmful Content button is a quick and simple method for helping anyone to report offensive or harmful material online, no matter where they are.

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22 September 2021

Facial recognition technology (FRT) may need to be regulated in much the same way as some ethically sensitive medical techniques to ensure there are sufficient safeguards in place to protect people's privacy and freedoms.

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